Monthly Archives: January 2020

Trump is fake

I smuggled myself via Twitter and some fake tweets into Trump’s online environment. Although i made explicit comments in favor of Mister Orange Agent, i did not receive a single upvote! It is obvious that all commenters are russian bots, upvoting each other and communicating with each other. There were about 2k comments within less than a second. I hate

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PACE ratifies Russian delegation’s credentials

The document does not envisage any sanctions on Russian delegates. flickr.com/parliamentaryassembly The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe at its winter session in Strasbourg on Wednesday, January 29, ratified the credentials of the Russian Federation’s delegation, earlier challenged on substantive grounds. Ninety-six delegates supported the draft resolution with 44 votes against and seven abstained. The draft resolution on the

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Russia used human shields, ‘little green men,’ treachery in annexation of Crimea – research

Russia committed war crimes and violated international law using human shields, “little green men” and treachery during its illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014. These are the findings of the study by the President’s Office in Crimea and human rights activists who authored the report, titled “Without signs, without a name, hiding behind the backs of civilians.” “Firstly, we analyzed

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Shokin demands SBI bring Biden to criminal liability – statement

Ukrainian ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin has demanded that the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) open criminal proceedings against former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden for illegal influence on him as the prosecutor general of Ukraine. “I ask you to register a criminal offense against me in the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations by a U.S. citizen, Joseph Biden, which happened

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Fitch Affirms Ukraine at ‘B-‘; Outlook Stable

LONDON, October 27 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ukraine’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘B-‘ with a Stable Outlook. A full list of rating actions is at the end of this rating action commentary. KEY RATING DRIVERS Ukraine’s ratings reflect weak external liquidity, a high public debt burden and structural weaknesses, in terms of a weak banking sector,

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Putin Pardons U.S.-Israeli Woman Jailed in Russia on Drug Charges

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree to pardon and free a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, receiving acknowledgement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of their bilateral meeting. Naama Issachar, who was born in New Jersey, was arrested in April last year after police found nine grams of cannabis in her bags

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Dutch MPs stage boycott of Russia

Dutch MPs have refused to travel to Russia after the country denied entry to one of their colleagues, reports NOS.nl. Sjoerd Sjoerdsma, a member of the Democrats 66 party known for his criticism of the Kremlin regime, was denied entry to Russia. In solidarity with Sjoerdsma, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee decided to cancel their visit to Russia, which was slated

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Russian media spew U.S. coronavirus conspiracies for domestic audience

Stories in the ‘Context” section are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide greater insight for our readers about the techniques, methods and practices used by the Russian government in its information war. By Polygraph Igor NikulinRussian biochemistry and military expert“China is surrounded by American military labs, and there is a U.S. consulate in Wuhan, the staff of

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Bundestag MP Keuter: Medvedchuk’s initiative to help not only Ukraine but Europe

On January 23, Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party, MP Viktor Medvedchuk in Paris held a presentation of the Normandy Format Parliamentary Dimension The initiative of Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party, MP Viktor Medvedchuk will help not only Ukraine but the whole Europe as Bundestag

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Russian State Duma member brands European Union “Hitler’s coalition” – media

The deputy claims the EU should not be judging Russia. A member of the Russian State Duma has called the European Union “Hitler’s coalition”, where all member states had once worked for Nazi Germany. Such a statement was voiced by head of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, chairman of the board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, MP

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UN: Russia continues to conscript Crimeans to its armed forces, violating obligations as occupying power

29.01.2020 16:49In 2019, the Russian Federation continued to conscript Crimean residents to its Armed Forces, in violation of its obligations as an occupying power. “In 2019, the Russian Federation, an an occupying Power in Crimea, as recognized by the UN General Assembly resolutions, continued to conscript men from Crimea to its armed forces, in violation of its obligations,” the UN

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SBU lures ex-“DPR coal industry minister” into Ukrainian-controlled territory (Video)

The man supervised coal production in Russia-occupied districts of Ukraine’s Donetsk region. REUTERS The Counterintelligence Department of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine has brought one of the former “ministers of the coal industry” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) terrorist organization to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. Investigators of the special service established that the pseudo-official

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Russia appoints new ‘curator’ of annexed Crimea

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has appointed a new “curator” of annexed Crimea. The task of “curating” the annexed Ukrainian peninsula will now fall to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, said Sergey Aksyonov, head of the occupation administration of Crimea, as cited by Interfax. “I spoke to Prime Minister Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin last week, and we agreed that the curator of

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Erdogan accuses Russia of violating Syria agreements

Russia is not fulfilling its obligations in Syria which are part of the agreements reached in Sochi and Astana, stated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,  as cited by the news agency Anadolu. In particular, Erdogan accused the Russian military of striking residential areas in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Erdogan stressed that Turkey’s “patience is running out” and urged Russia to reconsider

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Russia used human shields, ‘little green men,’ treachery in annexation of Crimea – research

Russia committed war crimes and violated international law using human shields, “little green men” and treachery during its illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014. These are the findings of the study by the President’s Office in Crimea and human rights activists who authored the report, titled “Without signs, without a name, hiding behind the backs of civilians.” “Firstly, we analyzed

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Average salary in Ukraine grows by 16% – State Statistics Service

In December 2019, the average nominal salary in Ukraine amounted to UAH 12,264, which is 16% higher compared with December 2018, according to the State Statistics Service. “The average nominal salary of a full-time employee of enterprises, institutions and organizations was UAH 12,264 in December 2019, which is 2.9 times higher than the minimum wage (UAH 4,173). The average nominal

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Russian delegation in PACE could get its authorities back with no sanctions applied

Dutch leftist MP offered the bill that foresees evading any sanctions or restrictions on the Russian delegation; the document will be considered and voted on late January 29 PACE agreed upon the draft bill on the appeal against the authorities of the Russian delegation in the Assembly. The document will be considered and voted on late January 29, Yevropeiska Pravda

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Poroshenko calls on NATO to make political decision to grant MAP to Ukraine

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the chairman of the European Solidarity party, has called on NATO to demonstrate a strategic vision and make a political decision to grant Ukraine a Membership Action Plan (MAP). He said this at a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Inter-Parliamentary Council in Brussels on January 28, the party’s press service reported. “Petro Poroshenko called on NATO

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Russia’s Gazprom Says It Will Complete Nord Stream 2 Alone

January 29, 2020 06:41 GMT Russia’s state-owned Gazprom has said it will complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project under the Baltic Sea on its own without the help of foreign companies. “The Nord Stream 2 project, which is already 94 percent complete, will be finished by the Russian side,” Gazprom deputy head Yelena Burmistrova reportedly told the European

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First ‘Cyborgs’: Ukraine commemorates heroes of Battle of Kruty

08:03, 29 January 2020 This was a part of the Ukrainian Revolution 1918 when Ukraine was fighting for its existence against Soviets and Royalists On January 29, Ukraine commemorates the heroes of the Battle of Kruty. The battle took place on Jan. 29, 1918, when a 400 soldiers unit of the Ukrainian forces (300 of them were students) briefly halted the

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‘Fire in the fog’ as Army launches rocket artillery in Europe for first time in 16 years

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A blaring hiss above a blanket of fog signaled the Army’s launch of rocket artillery in Europe for the first time in 16 years. The Multiple Launch Rocket System barrage at this sprawling training area began in about 10 feet of visibility, as the fog hung over a forest clearing Monday. The visibility didn’t affect the 41st

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